Chapter 1749: A Deja Vu
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
In the Mystical Sky Mansion, the Mansion Master did not marry and had only taken one direct disciple. However, the disciple had died. Ever since then, the Mansion Master of the Mystical Sky Mansion no longer accepted anyone as his disciple.
Due to this reason, Zhao Ji could be considered as having the highest position among the second generation of the Mystical Sky Mansion. This was because his grandfather was one of the two great Guardians in the Mystical Sky Mansion while his father was one of the few Vice Mansion Masters in the Mystical Sky Mansion.
Other than the juniors directly below the Mansion Master’s command, who else had a lofty position in the Mystical Sky Mansion like him?
“Huh?” Soon after, Gao Peng discovered that faced with the dispute between Duan Ling Tian and Zhao Ji, not only Wang Pi but even Xiao Yi, the Vice Palace Master of Heaven Palace, had a calm expression on their faces. It was as though they were not worried about Duan Ling Tian at all. This caused him to feel baffled.
As far as he knew, Wang Pi had quite a good relationship with Ling Tian. However, why were they not worried about Ling Tian?
‘Could it be they think nothing would happen to Ling Tian even if he has a dispute with Zhao Ji?’ Gao Peng’s heart jolted when he thought of this.
‘Don’t tell me…’ Soon after, a shocking reason appeared in his mind, ‘If there were to be any disciple who did not need to fear Zhao Ji in the Mystical Sky Mansion, it would be those with the Mansion Master’s backing… Don’t tell me the Mansion Master has taken a liking to Ling Tian?’ Gao Peng’s heartbeat increased when he thought about this.
Their Mansion Master was the most powerful person in the Mystical Sky Mansion. His words carried a heavy weight, and he was the loftiest person in the Mystical Sky Mansion. However, he had stopped accepting disciples due to his former disciple’s death. Some said he was afraid of the death of his second disciple. Some said he was only waiting for a young man whose innate talent was a match for his former disciple.
As far as he knew, the former disciple of the Mansion Master of Mystical Sky Mansion was only over the age of twenty, but his cultivation base had already reached the Pristine Saint Stage. If he was given another ten years, it might not be certain he would break through to the peak of the Refined Saint Stage, but it was definitely not a problem for him to break through to the Mastery Refined Saint Stage.
‘Ling Tian’s innate talent should be higher than Lord Mansion Master’s former disciple… From Lord Vice Palace Master and Senior Brother Wang Pi’s calmness, I guess they must know something. They probably know Lord Mansion Master has taken a liking to Ling Tian based on his innate talent and wants to take him in as his direct disciple.’ At this moment, even Gao Peng did not realize he had guessed the truth.
‘I think Ling Tian must know he’ll become the Mansion Master’s direct disciple soon. Due to this reason, he dares to treat Zhao Ji in such a manner,’ Gao Peng thought to himself as he felt more at ease. He no longer felt worried for him when he thought about this.
If Xiao Yi and his disciple knew what was going through Gao Peng’s mind, they would be astonished by how accurate it was.
On the other hand, if Duan Ling Tian knew about Gao Peng’s thoughts, he would only smile since he had no intention of becoming the Mansion Master’s disciple at all.
Previously, he did not have a master on Cloud Continent due to the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor. Not many people were qualified to become his master because of that.
When he came to the Dao Martial Saint Land, due to the Supreme Sword Dao Mental Cultivation Method, Sovereign Heart Sword, he had become the successor of Sword Saint Feng Qing Yang whom he had never met before. Due to the fact that he had gained so much from the Sovereign Heart Sword, Duan Ling Tian had also regarded Feng Qing Yang as his own master.
In his heart, there was only place for one master!
Due to this reason, even if the Mansion Master came to find him personally to accept him as his direct disciple, he would reject it since he already had a master.
It was fortunate nobody in attendance knew Duan Ling Tian’s thoughts. Otherwise, he would have been shredded into pieces. Among those in attendance, was there anyone who did not want to be the direct disciple of the Lord Mansion Master?
How dare Duan Ling Tian had such thoughts. He actually wanted to reject the Lord Mansion Master if he asked him to become his direct disciple.
Although only forty over people witnessed the dispute between Ling Tian and Zhao Ji, every single one of them looked at Duan Ling Tian with a hint of pity in their eyes since they did not think Duan Ling Tian would win against Zhao Ji.
In the Mystical Sky Mansion, particularly in the Heaven Palace, Zhao Ji was famous for his position. Even the Palace Master of Heaven Palace had to give face to Zhao Ji due to his father and grandfather when it came to matters regarding Zhao Ji.
In their eyes, Ling Tian was a Heaven Palace’s disciple who had high innate talent, but he had not grown into his full potential yet. He was someone who was unable to compete with Zhao Ji at all.
Many Eminent Saint Stage disciples would come to look for trouble with Ling Tian with just a few casual words from Zhao Ji.
Perhaps Zhao Ji’s influence alone was very limited. However, his father was one of the Vice Mansion Masters, and his grandfather was one of two Guardians of Mystical Sky Mansion.
Both his father and grandfather had many powerful disciples.
When Zhao Ji had left into the distance in his rage, Wang Fei Xuan’s Voice Transmission entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears. “You’re really too reckless… Zhao Ji’s not an ordinary Heaven Palace’s disciple.” Her tone was filled with a hint of worry.
Duan Ling Tian felt a sense of warmth in his heart when he noticed the worry in her eyes. He could not help but tease her. “What? Our Great Young Miss Wang actually fears somebody?”
If it was the usual, Wang Fei Xuan would retort sharply. However, not only did she not do that, but she even said, “I know you’re not afraid of Zhao Ji, and he’s not a match for you at all. But his father and grandfather are no ordinary people. If they join forces, apart from the Mansion Master and the other Guardian, nobody else in the Mystical Sky Mansion is a match for them.”
When Duan Ling Tian saw how worried Wang Fei Xuan was, he no longer teased her and told her directly, “I know who his father and grandfather are.”
“Then, earlier, why did you..” Wang Fei Xuan was rendered speechless when she heard Duan Ling Tian’s words.
“What do you think I should’ve done then? Bow before him?” Duan Ling Tian shook his head with a smile. It was as though he was not concerned about the earlier incident. In truth, he really was not bothered by the earlier incident.
Zhao Ji was nothing more than a good-for-nothing who took advantage of his powerful connections to bully others. Why should he, Duan Ling Tian, fear him?
It was not that it did not cross his mind that Zhao Ji would most probably find other people at the Eminent Saint Stage to teach him a lesson. Perhaps, some powerhouses at the Divine Saint Stage might even try to help him, but they would not do it in a direct way since the gap between their strength was too wide. If a powerhouse at that stage attacked him in the open, he would only invite gossip unto himself. At that time, the other high-ranking officials in the Mystical Sky Mansion, including the Mansion Master, would not be able to turn a blind eye to the matter.
As for those Eminent Saint Stage powerhouses, he did not mind luring them to some secluded place if they really enraged him. He would then use his Jasper Celestial Sword to kill them.
With his current prowess, Duan Ling Tian was more than 90% confident he could kill Eminent Saint Stage powerhouses with the help of his Jasper Celestial Sword. This included most powerhouses at the peak of the Eminent Saint Stage as well!
“I really wonder why he’s so daring! We’re talking about one of the Vice Mansion Masters and the Guardian of the Mystical Sky Mansion!” Wang Fei Xuan was even more speechless when she saw the smile on Ling Tian’s face.
“Don’t tell me you think his father and grandfather will personally seek revenge on his behalf and attack me?” Duan Ling Tian asked indifferently.
“Is there even a need for his father and grandfather to personally take revenge for him? Many of the disciples under his father are Eminent Saint Stage disciples in the Mystical Sky Ranking. Anyone of them is more than you can handle!” Wang Fei Xuan replied again.
Naturally, she would not have said such a thing if she knew what Duan Ling Tian was thinking.
“Duan Ling Tian offended Zhao Ji?”
“He’s too reckless, isn’t he? We’re talking about Zhao Ji for goodness sake!”
“It’s most likely because he doesn’t know about Zhao Ji’s background. Otherwise, even if he’s a Martial Cultivator at the peak of the Refined Saint Stage and the most powerful person among the younger generation in our Mystical Sky Mansion, he would not have acted so recklessly!”
“That’s right! I really don’t think I’ve heard of anyone offending Zhao Ji in such a manner… Ling Tian’s doomed!”
The group of Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples who had retreated into the distance had also learned about the dispute between Duan Ling Tian and Zhao Ji. They all broke out in cold sweat on Duan Ling Tian’s behalf.
In their opinion, the outcome of the dispute between Duan Ling Tian and Zhao Ji was no different from a mantis trying to stop a chariot with the mantis being Duan Ling Tian.
If it was Zhao Ji alone, perhaps, the situation would have been different. However, the problem was Zhao Ji was not alone. He had a big web of connections behind him. There were many powerful powerhouses in Mystical Sky Mansion among his connections. Apart from the innumerable Eminent Saint Stage powerhouses, there were even many powerhouses at the Divine Saint Stage.
Perhaps, this was just the beginning of Zhao Ji and Duan Ling Tian’s dispute. However, to the people present on the scene, they were more interested in the competition to earn a spot to enter the Saint Martial Secret Zone that was going to be held in Heaven Palace.
The reason they came today was for the competition to earn a spot to enter the Saint Martial Secret Zone after all.
At this moment, Xiao Yi, the Vice Palace Master of Heaven Palace announced, “Now, every Heaven Palace’s disciple who’s qualified to enter the Saint Martial Secret Zone rise up into the air to my level.” Although his voice was not loud, it was clearly heard by everyone, including Duan Ling Tian.
At once, over forty Heaven Palace’s disciples who fit the criteria rose up into the air one after another to Xiao Yi’s level.
Duan Ling Tian heart jolted when faced with this scene. There was a trace of confusion on his face. “This scene seems a little familiar…”
Wang Fei Xuan’s Voice Transmission entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears in a timely manner. “Don’t you think this scene is similar to what we first went through to enter the Mystical Sky Mansion?”
“Don’t tell me the competition today is going to be similar to the previous time…” Before Duan Ling Tian could finish his words, Xiao Yi had already risen up to an even higher spot. He announced in a timely manner, “Are all of you ready? I’ll exert pressure on all of you soon. I’ll only retract the pressure when ten people remain at the same level I’m at.”
“As I expected.” Duan Ling Tian smiled wryly. It was indeed as he had guessed. The test was similar to before.